It's funny... I've been following this thread since the first day and I really couldn't think of any knives I regretted not buying in the past. And that was sort of a satisfying feeling I suppose. There are plenty of knives I want and considered buying but nothing major came to mind that I regretted letting go in the past.
Sure enough... saw an amazing deal this morning on a mini grip limited edition with wilkins scales. Could not believe what a great deal it was. unfortunately im really in No position to spend money on another knife this month so I passed. I knew it would be snatched up quickly so the temptation would be gone. And of course...it was sold and I have been kicking myself all day. Yes it was the right choice for my wallet, but damn that really really stung having to pass on it.
So that's my contribution to this topic... that limited mini grip with Wilkins scales may haunt me for some time. But...I did take advantage of the opportunity to preorder the Damascus skyline from kershaw guy that was posted also in this thread. .. didn't want to miss that chance so at least I don't have two knives I regretted letting go!
My number 1 biggest regret: A certain website (looooong out of business) had 3 Busse Basic 9's in stock. They were on the clearance page for $89. I thought it had to be a misprint, but I went ahead and bought one. The order went through. A few hours later on that same day, I got back on there planning to buy the other 2. They were long gone. I could have just kicked myself. Basic 9's for $89!!!! D'OH!
Benchmade Ares in M390 with Cuscadi scales sold for $255 and another BM Ares in M390 sold for $250... All because I hesitated and I was too cheap. Had I just pony up the extra $50, I would be through with my Ares search.
Cold Steel Rajah 1, the pretty one. Kick myself every day for not grabbing one when they went on closeout. And I miss my Spyderco Manix LW like crazy. Smoothest knife I ever handled. Even over customs!